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Factors affecting physician professional satisfaction and their implications for patient care, health systems, and health policy / the RAND Corporation: Mark William Friedberg, Peggy G. Chen, Kristin R. Van Busum, Frances Aunon, Chau Pham, John Caloyeras, Soeren Mattke, Emma Pitchforth, Denise D. Quigley, Robert H. Brook ; American Medical Association: F. Jay Crosson, Michael Tutty.

By: Friedberg, Mark W [author.].
Contributor(s): Aunon, Frances M [author.] | Brook, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1943- [author.] | Caloyeras, John P [author.] | Chen, Peggy G [author.] | Crosson, Francis J, 1945- [author.] | Mattke, Soeren [author.] | Pham, Chau [author.] | Pitchforth, Emma [author.] | Quigley, Denise D [author.] | Tutty, Michael [author.] | Van Busum, Kristin R [author.] | American Medical Association [sponsoring body.] | RAND Health [issuing body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Research report (Rand Corporation): Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2013Description: 1 online resource (150 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0833082213; 0833083627; 9780833082213; 9780833083623.Other title: Research Report [At head of title:] | Physician professional satisfaction and their implications for patient care, health systems, and health policy.Subject(s): Medical care -- United States -- Quality control | Medicine -- Practice -- United States | Physicians -- Job satisfaction -- United States | Physicians -- United States -- Attitudes | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Attitude of Health Personnel | Attitude | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Data Collection | Delivery of Health Care | Electronic Health Records | Epidemiologic Methods | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Health Personnel | Health Services Administration | Investigative Techniques | Job Satisfaction | Medical Records Systems, Computerized | Medical Records | Named Groups | Occupational Groups | Organization and Administration | Persons | Physicians | Professional Practice | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Psychology, Applied | Psychology, Industrial | Quality of Health Care | Records | Health & Biological Sciences | Medical care -- Quality control | Medical Professional Practice | MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine | Medicine -- Practice | Medicine | Physicians -- Attitudes | Physicians -- Job satisfaction | Job Satisfaction | Physicians -- psychology | Electronic Health Records -- statistics & numerical data | Professional Practice | Quality of Health Care | United States | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy.DDC classification: 610.69 Online resources: Digital version
Contents:
Introduction -- Background: scan of the literature on physician professional satisfaction -- Methods -- Conceptual model -- Characteristics of the survey sample -- Quality of care -- Electronic health records -- Autonomy and work control -- Practice leadership -- Collegiality, fairness, and respect -- Work quantity and pace -- Work content, allied health professionals, and support staff -- Payment, income, and practice finances -- Regulatory and professional liability concerns -- Health reform -- Conclusions.
Abstract: One of the American Medical Association's core strategic objectives is to advance health care delivery and payment models that enable high-quality, affordable care and restore and preserve physician satisfaction. Such changes could yield a more sustainable and effective health care system with highly motivated physicians. To that end, the AMA asked RAND Health to characterize the factors that lead to physician satisfaction. RAND sought to identify high-priority determinants of professional satisfaction that can be targeted within a variety of practice types, especially as smaller and independent practices are purchased by or become affiliated with hospitals and larger delivery systems. Researchers gathered data from 30 physician practices in six states, using a combination of surveys and semistructured interviews. This report presents the results of the subsequent analysis, addressing such areas as physicians' perceptions of the quality of care, use of electronic health records, autonomy, practice leadership, and work quantity and pace. Among other things, the researchers found that physicians who perceived themselves or their practices as providing high-quality care reported better professional satisfaction. Physicians, especially those in primary care, were frustrated when demands for greater quantity of care limited the time they could spend with each patient, detracting from the quality of care in some cases. Electronic health records were a source of both promise and frustration, with major concerns about interoperability between systems and with the amount of physician time involved in data entry.
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Introduction -- Background: scan of the literature on physician professional satisfaction -- Methods -- Conceptual model -- Characteristics of the survey sample -- Quality of care -- Electronic health records -- Autonomy and work control -- Practice leadership -- Collegiality, fairness, and respect -- Work quantity and pace -- Work content, allied health professionals, and support staff -- Payment, income, and practice finances -- Regulatory and professional liability concerns -- Health reform -- Conclusions.

One of the American Medical Association's core strategic objectives is to advance health care delivery and payment models that enable high-quality, affordable care and restore and preserve physician satisfaction. Such changes could yield a more sustainable and effective health care system with highly motivated physicians. To that end, the AMA asked RAND Health to characterize the factors that lead to physician satisfaction. RAND sought to identify high-priority determinants of professional satisfaction that can be targeted within a variety of practice types, especially as smaller and independent practices are purchased by or become affiliated with hospitals and larger delivery systems. Researchers gathered data from 30 physician practices in six states, using a combination of surveys and semistructured interviews. This report presents the results of the subsequent analysis, addressing such areas as physicians' perceptions of the quality of care, use of electronic health records, autonomy, practice leadership, and work quantity and pace. Among other things, the researchers found that physicians who perceived themselves or their practices as providing high-quality care reported better professional satisfaction. Physicians, especially those in primary care, were frustrated when demands for greater quantity of care limited the time they could spend with each patient, detracting from the quality of care in some cases. Electronic health records were a source of both promise and frustration, with major concerns about interoperability between systems and with the amount of physician time involved in data entry.

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